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Care Home Chef Award 2019

On Wednesday 2nd October 2019, we saw our first Chef Competition, which was held in the professional kitchens at Unilever in Leatherhead and hosted by My Purchasing Partner.

It was an incredible day and our 8 chefs did the company proud, creating some stunning dishes for judging by Chris Ball – Managing Director MMCG, Ellen Timson – Sales & Marketing Director MMCG, Danny Sillcot (Brakes Chef) and Paul Welburn (Michelin Star Chef – Oxford Kitchen).

The overall standard of the Regional ‘Cook Offs’ was been fantastic and all the Chefs who took part received a certificate and gift. 

Our Regional Finalists below, all enjoyed an award of prizes including a set of knives, embroidered chef tunic & apron, vouchers for personal use, equipment vouchers, fruit hamper, meat hamper, champagne, Unilever hampers, meal for 2 at the Oxford Kitchen. 

Vlad Apanovicius – Cedar Court

Adam King – Chaucer House

Liam Davies – Thorntree Mews

Michael Craig – Birch Heath Lodge

Julie Birch – Garden Hill

Dianne Simpson – Batley Hall

Wayne Holmes – Water Royd House


The judges had an incredibly hard job deciding, but the results are as follows:

Best Starter – Vlad Apanovicius

Best Main – Liam Davies

Best Dessert – Dianne Simpson


The overall winner of Care Home Chef of the Year 2019 is: Liam Davies from Thorntree Mews. 

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